World News – US – World Tsunami Awareness Day launched in Labasa

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Minister of Natural Disasters Jone Usamate (with garland) with stakeholders at the launch of World Tsunami Awareness Day Image: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

Minister of Natural Disasters Jone Usamate believes it is imperative that investments be injected into tsunami early warning systems

Kicking off World Tsunami Awareness Day in Labasa, M Usamate said small island states like Fiji are increasingly vulnerable to tsunami risk

« Rapid urbanization and growth in tourism in tsunami-prone areas put more people at risk Reducing risks is essential, which could lead to sustainable reduction in disaster mortality, » a- he declared

« Therefore, it is essential and critical that investments be made in the ‘early warning system’, resilient infrastructure and educating our citizens on what to do when they receive a tsunami warning. »

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Global News – United States – Launch of World Tsunami Awareness Day in Labasa



SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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